Brazil agrees to designation of Betita as RP ambassador — DFA

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Brazil agrees to designation of Betita as RP ambassador — DFA 

MANILA, March 3 — The Brazilian Government has granted what is known in diplomacy as its “agrément” to the designation of career diplomat Eva C. Betita as Philippine Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Sao Paolo.

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1,032 Iloilo City BEIs to undergo training starting March 8

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on 1,032 Iloilo City BEIs to undergo training starting March 8 

ILOILO CITY, March 3 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here will hold a two-day live-in seminar for some 1,032 Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) who are expected to serve during the May 2010 synchronized national and local elections in Iloilo City.

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BIR warns tax cheats anew, bares technology to ferret them out

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on BIR warns tax cheats anew, bares technology to ferret them out 

By Leonardo V. Micua

CALASIAO, Pangasinan, March 3 — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has warned that they now have the mechanism, technology and system to easily ferret out tax cheats and evaders from among the citizens of the country.

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Koreans keen on building modern 500-bed capacity medical center in Pangasinan

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Koreans keen on building modern 500-bed capacity medical center in Pangasinan 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, March 3 — A group of Korean investors has expressed its desire to build a 500-bed capacity medical center, hopefully the most modern of its kind north of Manila.

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Palawenos call for lasting peace in Mindanao

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Palawenos call for lasting peace in Mindanao 

By Ben Cal

PUERTO PRINCESA, March 3 -– The people of Palawan today joined the call for genuine and lasting peace in Mindanao, saying the armed conflict in southern Philippines must be resolved in the negotiating table.

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BFP 7 official urges community to help in fire prevention

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on BFP 7 official urges community to help in fire prevention 

CEBU CITY, March 3 – A top official of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Region 7 has urged the community to help in fire prevention as the country observes Fire Prevention Month in March.

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Cebu Provincial Board asks DA to intensify programs to let farmers cope with El Niño

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Cebu Provincial Board asks DA to intensify programs to let farmers cope with El Niño 

CEBU CITY, March 3 – The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) has passed a resolution urging the Department of Agriculture (DA) to intensify programs that will assist people, particularly farmers, to cope with the impact of El Niño.

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6,000 teachers in Cebu to undergo training on PCOS use

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on 6,000 teachers in Cebu to undergo training on PCOS use 

CEBU CITY, March 3 – A total of 6,171 teachers in 171 batches from Cebu province will undergo a month-long training on the use of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines starting on March 8 in Cebu city.

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Cebu-based property developer to build 2,000 residential units in Cebu in 2011

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Cebu-based property developer to build 2,000 residential units in Cebu in 2011 

CEBU CITY, March 3 – Cebu-based Taft Property Venture Development Corp. (TPVDC) targets to construct 2,000 residential units in Cebu next year.

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P6-M cocaine seized in Cebu, Samar

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on P6-M cocaine seized in Cebu, Samar 

CEBU CITY, March 3 – Close to P6 million worth of cocaine was seized by operatives of the Regional Intelligence Division (RID) 7 of the Police Regional office (PRO) 7 in Eastern Samar after a follow up operation on a drug raid held in Cebu.

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